Oddities News Archive - August 16, 2012

Men Who Pay For Sex Are Really Looking For Love

New analysis reveals that some men may be asking for more than their fair share when they visit their local lady of ill repute.

eBay Losing Its Magic

Sad news...You will no longer be able to buy your love potions on eBay as of August 30. In fact, eBay has listed several items which will no longer be available for sale on the World’s largest online auction site.

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'